Blak Dot Gallery is excited to have an Adnate art work on the front of our new building in Saxon Street. This will be worked on over three days and as part of the Sydney Rd Street Party day Adnate will be doing the finishing touches to our new home in Brunswick.
So if your @ the street party pop in and check out the site of our new space.Performances all afternoon. Enter via Dawson Street.
Adnate is an artist that realizes his portraits in spray paint. He has moved past his roots in graffiti, utilizing the medium to carry his realist style into the fine art realm.
Heavily influenced by the chiaroscuro of renaissance painters like Caravaggio, Adnate embraces portraiture like the masters of the XXI Century.
Elevating graffiti art above the level of letter writing, Adnate’s subject matter and their subsequent status often belies the intent of his portraits.
His works are often cropped by evocative slices of vibrant colour, channeling a presence of character, much like a still life uses it’s background as a setting for detail and showing of fine brushstrokes. Adnate’s realism is highlighted by the use of what appears careless, but is frequently calculated blocks of vibrant colour.
FREE WEAVING WORKSHOPS
With master weavers:
Bronwyn Razem is an Indigenous Australian basket weaver and painter. She is a Gunditjmara woman of the Kirrae Whurrong clan of western Warrnambool on the Victorian coastline. Bronwyn’s practice involves an exploration of her In- digenous heritage and identity, and she creates sym- bolic representations of places and events that are meaninful to her family. She integrates ochres, sand and other materials into her paintings, and her works also draw on the possum skin cloak traditions of her ancestors. Bronwyn’s mother, Aunty Zelda Couzens, was a well-respected basket weaver and elder who taught Bronwyn basket-making techniques.
Kirsten Lyttle is a Melbourne based multi-media artist who is of Māori descent. Her Iwi (tribe) is Waikato, tribal affiliation is Ngaati Taghina, Tainui A Whiro. She has exhibited widely in Australia and interna- tionally including, Indonesian, Yogyakarta, Rome (Italy), and Auckland (New Zealand). She has recently returned from a Indigenous artist in residence in Canada. Community engagement and development has also been a large part of her arts practice; she is currently the coordinator of Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle. Upcoming projects include Women, Art and Politics at Footscray Community Arts Centre 7 April – 30 April 2016, and Weaving Worlds at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, May 2016.
As part of the Sydney Rd Street Party, Saxon Street Gardens will also have music on over the afternoon.
SAXON ST GARDENS
12:30PM FOREVER SON
1:20PM ROBERT K CHAMPION
2:00PM DOMINI FORSTER
3:30PM ASTRO AND THE AGES
4:30PM JESSIE LLYOD